Catholic school removes Harry Potter books from library because they contain 'spells'
Bit of an extreme reaction.
Most of us read the famous Harry Potter series written by British author J.K.Rowling.
Over the years, people have joked about waiting for their Hogwarts acceptance letters but we know in our heart of hearts it's all make-believe.
One school in America does not take that particular stance on the books though and has gone so far as to ban them from the school library because the school reverend belives they contain 'real spells'.
Yes, you read that right.
According to Nashville Reverend Dan Reehill the fictional books actually contain real spells and curses.
Reehill explained his decision to rid the library of the Harry Potter books in an email to the parents of students at St Edward Catholic School in Nashville;
According to The Independent UK, he wrote:
"These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception. The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text."
Now, I don't know about you but I've definitely shouted Accio and Wingardium Leviosa a few times to no effect so I think he might be off the mark on this one.
On the other hand, if he's right that means there's still a chance that our Hogwarts acceptance letters might still turn up.